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The owling of father

Joshua Pelletier
Brooklyn, NY

About the Artist

Joshua Pelletier was born in upstate New York in 1976, but spent the bulk of his formative years in Maine. He eventually returned to New York and earned a B.A. from Bard College. After college he decided to escape the cold and darkness of the east coast winters by heading out to California to get his M.F.A. from UC Davis. Life being the unpredictable thing that it is, he now finds himself living back in New York.

He has this to say about himself and his art: "It’s okay to laugh at these images. To me, drawing is like a game. I push the image, the image pushes back. Something emerges- an …

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About the Artist

Joshua Pelletier was born in upstate New York in 1976, but spent the bulk of his formative years in Maine. He eventually returned to New York and earned a B.A. from Bard College. After college he decided to escape the cold and darkness of the east coast winters by heading out to California to get his M.F.A. from UC Davis. Life being the unpredictable thing that it is, he now finds himself living back in New York.

He has this to say about himself and his art: "It’s okay to laugh at these images. To me, drawing is like a game. I push the image, the image pushes back. Something emerges- an interesting turn of shadow or perhaps a stray line which reads like a familiar contour. Whatever it is in that soupy marsh of marks and tangled lines, it gives me ideas. Once the idea comes the chase is on. I work to the very limits of my memory and patience for detail, re-tracing the lineaments of the form. The drawing starts to get a bit of life to it. It keeps me working. We joke around- it’s a lot like play. Unstructured and wild, but also fragile somehow- unsustainable. Perhaps the drawing pulls a sad or serious idea out of me, and we explore this dangerous terrain together. But the key, always, is having that mental buoyancy, that quickness and ease of focus that comes with a game."

Artist’s Work

My good old man
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My Good Old Man

By Joshua Pelletier

Zazel why not
Joshua pelletier

Zazel Why Not?

By Joshua Pelletier

Haunting melodies for lovers
Joshua pelletier

Haunting Melodies For Lovers

By Joshua Pelletier

A demotivational poster for your home or office
Joshua pelletier

A Demotivational Poster For Your Home or Office

By Joshua Pelletier

Alumnus
Joshua pelletier

Alumnus

By Joshua Pelletier

Scoopty boots
Joshua pelletier

Scoopty Boots

By Joshua Pelletier

Man of the year the movie the drawing
Joshua pelletier

Man of The Year: The Movie, The Drawing

By Joshua Pelletier

The ghost of dumbos mom
Joshua pelletier

The Ghost of Dumbo's Mom

By Joshua Pelletier

Sweet jeeziz
Joshua pelletier

Sweet JEEZIZ!

By Joshua Pelletier

Sorry ma guess im still in my black period
Joshua pelletier

Sorry Ma, Guess I'm Still In My Black Period

By Joshua Pelletier

Dimebag darrell plays mouth for war for jesus
Joshua pelletier

Dimebag Darrell Plays Mouth For War For Jesus

By Joshua Pelletier

The chastising of wolf boy
Joshua pelletier

The Chastising of Wolf Boy

By Joshua Pelletier

I want to party like kanye or whatever
Joshua pelletier

I Want To Party Like Kanye or Whatever

By Joshua Pelletier

The mind of the single man
Joshua pelletier

The Mind of The Single Man

By Joshua Pelletier

Junior cunty
Joshua pelletier

Junior Cunty

By Joshua Pelletier

I love you ghost monster
Joshua pelletier

I Love You, Ghost Monster

By Joshua Pelletier

Born hungry
Joshua pelletier

Born Hungry

By Joshua Pelletier

The owling of father
Joshua pelletier

The Owling of Father

By Joshua Pelletier

For jake
Joshua pelletier

For Jake

By Joshua Pelletier

Brother hello
Joshua pelletier

Brother Hello

By Joshua Pelletier

Hobo clown pants
Joshua pelletier

Hobo Clown Pants

By Joshua Pelletier

Nick nolte with gingivitis
Joshua pelletier

Nick Nolte With Gingivitis

By Joshua Pelletier

Cover for mens fitness magazine
Joshua pelletier

Cover For Men's Fitness Magazine

By Joshua Pelletier

The matrix the movie the drawing
Joshua pelletier

The Matrix: The Movie, The Drawing

By Joshua Pelletier

Mister boney comforts an unfortunate soul
Joshua pelletier

Mister Boney Comforts an Unfortunate Soul

By Joshua Pelletier

Gary busey got the pinkeye
Joshua pelletier

Gary Busey Got The Pinkeye

By Joshua Pelletier

John belushis hard times
Joshua pelletier

John Belushi's Hard Times

By Joshua Pelletier

Selected Exhibitions

  • Push Gallery Collective
    Los Angeles, CA, 2011
  • Pence Gallery
    Davis, CA, 2010
  • Lovebird Studios
    Rosendale, NY, 2010
  • 82 Prince St. Gallery
    Kingston, NY, 2007
  • Salt of The Valley: Basilica Industria
    Hudson, NY, 2006

Press and Accolades

  • The William Carlos Williams Review
    Spring issue, 2010
  • Rain Taxi
    Summer 2008

Education

  • School of Visual Arts, Residency
    New York, NY,2013 
  • University of California, Davis, M.F.A.
    Davis, CA,2010 
  • Bard College, B.A.
    Annandale, NY,2000